Tigres’ Javier Aquino, right, fights for the ball with Americas’ Rafael Sanchez during a Mexico soccer league match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Saturday, Jan.18, 2020. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
- Club America rides six-match win streak into clash with Tigres UANL as betting underdogs
- Tigres ended a five-match winless streak beating Queretaro, but have lost three straight to Club America
- We’ve got you covered with all the odds and trends ahead of Saturday’s Liga MX matchup
Two clubs headed in opposite directions clash in Liga MX action on Saturday, as Tigres UANL host Club America as +120 favorites.
Tigres maintain an edge on the moneyline despite posting just one win in their past six league matches. Conversely, Club America have emerged as a contender for the top of the table while posting six straight wins, but sit as +205 underdogs.
Here’s a look at all the odds and trends ahead of Saturday night’s clash, which kicks off at 10pm ET at Estadio Universitario de Nuevo León.
Tigres UANL vs Club America Odds
|Team||Spread||Moneyline at DraftKings||Total|
|Tigres UANL||-0.5 (+118)||+120||O 2.5 (+128)|
|Club America||+0.5 (-155)||+205||U 2.5 (-167)|
*Odds taken as of April 10, 2021
Tigres Vie for Modest Win Streak
Tigres will be aiming to win two in a row in league action for the first time in 2021 when they hit the pitch for Saturday night’s contest.
The club needed a goal in the 89th minute to escape with a 1-0 victory over Queretaro in their most recent outing last weekend. In addition to ending a five-match winless streak, the victory also marked the first time the club has kept a clean sheet since their decisive 2-0 home win over Leon back in early January.
Now stalled in 11th place on the Liga MX table, UANL have plenty of work to do to regain the form that powered them to five straight shutout wins last fall. The club was outscored by a 7-4 margin during their recent five-match slide.
They have also surrendered seven total goals over their past four home dates in league play, while being limited to just a single marker in four of their past five home dates.
UANL Outclassed in Recent Dates with Eagles
The club also has plenty of work to do to reverse their current struggles against Club America. Tigres have been outscored by a wide 8-3 margin while losing three in a row to the Eagles, including a lopsided 4-2 defeat in Club America’s last visit, back in December 2019. Injuries have also emerged as concern for Tigres.
Liga MX Apertura çeyrek finalinde Tigres, deplasmanda 2-1 kazandığı maçın rövanşında kendi sahasında Club América’ya 4-2 yenilerek elendi.
⚽️ Club América’ya turu getiren golleri Federico Viñas, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Dos Santos ve Aguilera attı. pic.twitter.com/nbvOqHhSzV
— Latin Tribün (@LatinTribun) December 2, 2019
Veteran Hugo Ayala is sidelined until at least May after recently undergoing knee surgery, and will be joined on the sidelines by fellow defender Luis Rodriguez, who has reportedly been ruled out of Saturday’s clash with an ankle injury.
Tigres UANL vs Club America Stats
|11th (15 points)||Standing in Liga MX||2nd (31 points)|
|1.08||Goals per game||1.54|
|1.17||Goals against per game||0.69|
|1-1-3||W-D-L record in past five Liga MX matches||5-0-0|
|1-1-3||W-D-L record in past five head-to-head matchups||3-1-1|
Win Streak Threatened by Injuries
Injuries have also arisen as a concern for Club America, as they continue their battle for the top of the Liga MX table. Reports are indicating that Henry Martin will not be available for Saturday’s match.
The club’s leading scorer this season with 15 goals, Martin has played a huge role in the Eagles’ resurgence, scoring four times over his past four outings, including a two-goal performance in the club’s 3-0 rout of Guadalajara four weeks ago.
Henry Martín no va Monterrey⚠️
El delantero del América se quedará en la Ciudad de México para finalizar su proceso de rehabilitación y será baja 🆚️Tigres.
— Víctor Díaz (@v_ddiaz) April 8, 2021
But even without Martin in the lineup, America enjoy no shortage of offensive options to call upon. In addition to Martin, seven different Eagles players have contributed markers during the club’s 7-0-0 run, with the club outscoring opponents by a wide 14-3 margin during that stretch.
Eagles Emerging as Road Warriors
That dominance extends to recent road dates, with America outgunning opponents by a wide 8-1 margin while ending a worrisome nine-match winless streak with four straight victories across all competitions, capped by this week’s 2-1 win over Olimpia in CONCACAF Champions League action.
Federico Viñas scored the opening goal for Club América as they beat CD Olimpia 2-1 in the first knockout round of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night.
Maraviñas. 👏 pic.twitter.com/bCAiN74W9v
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayHeroes) April 8, 2021
With the Eagles offense clicking, and Tigres struggling at both ends of the pitch, America offers enormous value as a betting underdog on Saturday. Look for them to extend their current surge with a win in a relatively high-scoring clash.
The Picks: Club America to win (+205); OVER 2.5 (+128)
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